National identities. The refugee crisis. Trade wars and growing skepticism with the free market economy. These are just a few things that make today one of the most interesting times to study a summer course in international relations.
And you’ve certainly come to the right place. The heads of state of over 20 countries have studied at the renowned Cambridge University. Not just this, but many international agencies such as the World Health Organisation were founded by Cambridge alumni. So, whatever your interest in international relations, you will be standing in the shoes of some real global thinkers.
From age 16 to 24, our international relations summer courses in Cambridge are designed specifically to fit your level of experience.
What do past students think about our Cambridge-based summer course in international relations? Find out in this this short video…
Its history and high regard in the field means that Cambridge attracts some of the best international relations tutors around.
Don’t expect to sit back passively and take notes for a few weeks. This international relations course is designed to be a much more interactive experience. It is not about memorising historical facts but instead you will embark on a much more interactive study experience based on the tutorial system used at the famous Cambridge University.
From class debates to playing mock international trade games, this Cambridge summer course is designed to get you thinking. The intimate group sizes mean you get chance to raise and defend your own arguments. You’ll be studying and working with students from all over the world, giving you the benefit of many different backgrounds and points of view. You’ll take your ideas from the theory of the tutorials early in the week, where you’ll discuss everything from neo-liberalism to post-structuralist theory. Your interests will then shape the remainder of the week’s discussions in small seminar groups.
Andrew Parker LawsonBIO
Andrew Parker Lawson is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Spanish and a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge. His research explores the relationship between progressive pedagogical movements, nationalism, and national identity in modern Spain and Catalonia. Prior to beginning the PhD, Lawson completed an MPhil in Modern European History at Selwyn College Cambridge. Lawson was previously a Fulbright Scholar to Madrid, Spain, where he taught upper level courses in international relations, history, and English language and literature. Lawson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Centre College (USA) with degrees in International Studies and Spanish.
Dr Gerald MakoBIO
Dr. Gerald Mako studied History at Cambridge where now he is working on his PhD in Development Studies; trained as a specialist in Central Asian history his research focuses on conversion to Islam/Christianity/Judaism and Soviet/Russian policymaking. Aside from publishing two dozen articles and presenting more than 25 papers across the globe he has also been teaching extensively at the University and is now in the process of setting up his own firm in the education&tech industry.
Kimron Flicker graduated with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Psychology from Tel Aviv University and an MPhil in Development Studies from Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. She worked for three years as a private tutor in Tel Aviv, Israel and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her main research interests are Middle Eastern politics and social history.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided on which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between different UK locations.
Depending on your age and your preferred start date, you might be able to study international relations in any of the following cities:
"The tutor asked us questions that I wouldn’t normally ask myself, and I feel like I really grew during the course."
"I studied international relations and helped that we had such a diverse group so when we were talking about theories regarding global affairs in class everyone could provide an example that correlated with the region that they came from"
"The course was something I have not yet properly looked into, and it offered me an in-depth look at the subject. My tutor was greatly interested in the subject and this came across in the teaching."
"After the first seminar, I could practically feel my mind expanding. The tutorials gave me useful feedback to improve my writing, but also gave me the opportunity to make sure that I had understood the topics we worked with in the seminars."
"While studying International Relations ,I learnt about different countries and how they relate with each other."
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